Israel Putnam Elementary School 133 Parker Ave, Meriden, CT06450 Israel Putnam Elementary School is located on tree-lined Parker Avenue on the east side of Meriden. Led by Anne…More Jellison, emphasizes reading and writing. Israel Putnam was honored by the International Reading Association for its literacy programs targeting the school's youngest students, and the way staff works to bring its neediest readers up to speed for success in future grades.
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven 105 Miller St, Meriden, CT06450 Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven offers free tutoring for any adult who needs help with reading, writing or…More speaking English. This nonprofit organization has been helping the citizens of Meriden since 1980. It is located in the Meriden Public Library and trains volunteer tutors in the areas of basic literacy and English for speakers of other languages.
With approximately 700 students, Casimir Pulaski is Meriden's largest public elementary school. Its staff is heavily…More focused on developing literary skills in students before they move on to middle school, and uses innovative programs to assist them in learning these skills. This includes a Wednesday library night, where from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. parents can drop their children at the school for reading time and accelerated reading tests.</p>
<p>"Literacy for us is a passion. Our staff is a high-energy and a risk-taking bunch. They are really willing to try out new ideas and try new ways of getting things done," Pulaski's principal since 2004, Tom Brown, says. "The whole personality of this building tends to be very busy, active and optimistic."</p>
<p>In addition to its general science, math, social studies and English curriculum, Pulaski students have art, music and physical education each once a week. They also have access to a computer lab, a media specialist and a media room with an 11,000-book collection.</p>
Dunkin' Donuts 132 W Main St, Meriden, CT06451 This Dunkin' Donuts has the same great donuts and coffee that have built this chain's reputation. The large parking lot…More makes it easy to get in and get out. Grab your donuts (or other breakfast items) and go, or have a seat and enjoy yourself while reading the paper.